A delegation of the Party Central Committee, the President, the National Assembly, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh and fallen soldiers on September 1 on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day.
The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others.
|Leaders pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: qdnd.vn
They laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to express respect for the nation’s great leader, who led the Party and the Vietnamese people through numerous glorious victories.
Offering flowers at the Monument to Heroes and Fallen Soldiers, the delegation paid one moment of silence in memory of the nation’s outstanding heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence, freedom, unification, territorial integrity and for socialism and noble international duties.
The same day, delegations from ministries, Hanoi authorities and the diplomatic corps also paid their respect to President Ho Chi Minh and fallen soldiers on the occasion of the anniversary.
The August Revolution in 1945 opened up a new era in Vietnam’s history, when the entire nation, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam founded and led by President Ho Chi Minh, rose up to seize power.
On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
|President Tran Dai Quang (C) and other officials offer incense to President Ho Chi Minh
at House 67
The same day, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh paid respect to President Ho Chi Minh at House 67, where President Ho lived during the last 15 days of his life and breathed his last. The Party chief told staff members at the relic that it is important to not only study but also follow the example of the nation’s great leader.
The Ho Chi Minh relic site in the compound of the Presidential Palace in Hanoi sees millions of visitors each year. It comprises the Mausoleum of the late President, a museum, the Stilt House built for the President, along with several facilities, including House 67, which served as a venue for many meetings of the Politburo during the wartime.